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The Resource Thank You For Your Service

Thank You For Your Service

Label
Thank You For Your Service
Title
Thank You For Your Service
Statement of responsibility
David Finkel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
No journalist is better situated to reckon with the psychology of war than David Finkel. In The Good Soldiers, his bestselling account from the front lines of Baghdad, Finkel shadowed the men of a US infantry battalion as they carried out a gruelling 15-month tour that changed all of them forever. Now, Finkel follows many of those same men back home, in a journey that is less about geography than of psychological terrain, undertaken by people trying to heal or at the very least survive.In Thank You for Your Service, Finkel writes with tremendous compassion about the soldiers, and about their partners and children: the heartbroken wife who wonders privately whether her returned husband is going to get better, or kill her; and the heroic victims, with the fresh taste of a gun in their mouth, who will either make the journey back to sanity or to final ruin.Finkel takes us everywhere that the war is seeping into as it infects America: to the courtrooms that are being filled with divorce and abuse cases, and worse; to bars; and to Fort Riley, in the mental-health clinic to which the army is outsourcing its post-traumatic stress disorder cases. Thank You for Your Service is an immense act of understanding — shocking but always riveting, unflinching but deeply humane
Summary
An award-winning staff writer for The Washington Post discusses the hardships faced by soldiers who have come home from service by following the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion originally depicted in his book The Good Soldiers
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
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10218864
Cataloging source
DLC
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1955-
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Finkel, David
Dewey number
362.860973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Military
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Thank You For Your Service
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c8d87bcb-ed46-4a0f-aeb1-bb1d8b99705c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781922072726
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Thank You For Your Service
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c8d87bcb-ed46-4a0f-aeb1-bb1d8b99705c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781922072726
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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